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Thought for the week
In his Christmas message, the Right Reverend Brian McGee, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles reflected on the return of ‘The Star of Bethlehem’ to our skies this Christmas.
‘Was it really the same star?’ he asks. ‘Does it really matter? After all, the Star of Bethlehem was never the real light but rather pointed towards the true Light, the new-born Christ. He is our Light because he dispels our darkness. He is our Saviour for he redeems us from all that oppresses, especially sin and death.’